Kanika Gupta is the founder of Izel Homes and Labs, a design and research consultancy based in Delhi. She is a design thinking expert and a textile designer with focus on process and design research. Prior to her founding Izel Homes, she designed an experiential store design for Matki Brand with the INCUBE8 team and led the communication design of street campaign ‘against overconsumption’ in London. She extensively researched crafts of Jharkhand and Advika was her brainchild to create sustainable craft platform for bamboo products of Jharkhand. She honed her textile design skills at Seasons Furnishings, Delhi and Studio Orion, Hyderabad. Kanika holds a Master in Design Studies from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and a bachelor in textiles from National Institute of Fashion Technology.